Take your practice to a deeper, more spiritual place by unrolling your mat in the heart of the Costa Rican rainforest! This prana-rich environment will enliven you, filling you with energy and vitality. Join Instructor Mitch Coleman (CYI 500) at a sustainable eco-lodge hotel, offering an intimate experience of primary rainforest, together with a certified organic biodynamic farm. Mitch has a relaxed, informal style, putting students at ease, while encouraging them to bend, stretch, strengthen and tone, and to have fun doing it.
The accommodations are at the center of an array of geological wonders, perfect for hiking, biking, and observing nature. The nearby Arenal is Costa Rica’s most active volcano. The Catarata de La Fortuna is awaterfall pouring from a seventy-meter cliff. Observe 240 different species of birds with nearly 20 species of hummingbirds. Walk through well-groomed rainforest trails on guided farm tours and hikes, then enjoy gourmet meals prepared from fresh, organic garden produce.
- 7 Nights Accommodations
- 3 Whole Foods Meals Each Day
- Round-Trip Group Transport to/from the Airport
- Daily Yoga Practices
- Personal Retreat Time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)
You will stay at a sustainable, rainforest eco-lodge hotel providing comfortable accommodations amidst acres of lush gardens, hiking trails, and a secluded jungle. The atmosphere at the retreat center
is simple, healthy, and relaxed. Rooms are single, double, or triple occupancy with fans and hot water. The eco-lodge has a beautiful chlorine-free swimming pool and jacuzzi. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are prepared daily and include healthy vegetarian options. The food is organic and local when available, prepared with nourishing ingredients and lots of love. We do our best to honor your registration type. If enrollment pairings are such that we cannot honor the occupancy type you have selected, we will contact you 90 days prior to your trip. Feel free to contact us in the meantime if you have concerns.
“I was 50 years old before I discovered what I wanted to be when I grew up. While on a weekend visit to the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, in Lennox, Ma., in 2005, I had a ‘Road to Damascus’ moment, and I knew, from that moment, that my heart was calling me to teach yoga. Through my own practice, through leading thousands of classes, and through meeting many kind, caring, and wonderful people in what I call ‘yoga world,’ I have found the kind of joy that I never thought I could find in any career. I am so blessed to be able to do what I do, and so blessed by the people who visit my studio each week. We practice together, we learn from each other.”
Mitch Coleman has been teaching yoga since 2006. He opened his studio, White River Yoga, in Montague, Michigan, in 2007. He received his 200-hour training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in 2006, and his 500-hour training in Koh Samui, Thailand, with Michel Besnard in 2012.
“Yoga amid the sounds of the rainforest was both exciting, and relaxing.” -Nancy T.
“My favorite event was the guided nighttime rainforest hike.” -Sharon K.
“White River Yoga and Mitch have been my path back to wellness; physically, mentally, and emotionally!” -Theresa B.
“If you haven’t been to White River Yoga in Montague, I suggest you stop by. I adore starting my day with this lovely gentleman in his calming space.” -Jenni R.
While on your retreat you will also have the opportunity to take part in adventure activities and wonderful excursions. Some of the possible options include:
- Horseback Riding
- Volcano Hike
- Hotsprings Excursion
- Nighttime Rainforest Hike
- Hanging Bridges
- Waterfall Tour
- Sacred Seed & Plant Tour
*Price of Activities are not included in tuition
Bring balance and harmony to your spirit at the Rain Forest Spa. Spa treatments include a variety of massages, therapeutic body treatments, skin care services, and aromatherapy sessions using only the highest quality organic oils and extracts derived from fruits, herbs, flowers, and botanicals.
Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration.
For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.
You will be booking your flights for the San Jose International Airport (SJO). Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. There will be one group airport shuttle each way based on our flight window guidelines. Be sure your flights align with the provided flight windows if you wish to use the group shuttle.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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